Sep 09 , 2021

PBS Songs At The Center Live Taping At The Niswonger In Van Wert

(VAN WERT, OH) - The Niswonger Performing Arts Center will host a taping of the PBS series, Songs at the Center, on Thu. Sep. 16, at 6:30 pm. The public has an opportunity to be part of the live audience for free.

The series, which has been seen on more than 385 stations and is hosted by songwriter Eric Gnezda, will feature fellow songwriters Carrie NewcomerOver the Rhine, and another artist to be announced.

The Niswonger Performing Arts Center joins other Ohio concert halls in the series, whose purpose is to showcase the best songwriters in America in Ohio’s finest venues.

"Van Wert Live at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center is honored to be a featured venue on Songs at the Center,” said Tafi Stober, Executive Director of Van Wert Live Venues. “This opportunity to be a backdrop for the story behind the song has a deep purpose as it highlights the entertainment industry from a different perspective, the artist's heart."


Songs at the Center airs on PBS stations, WGBU, Bowling Green, late night on Fridays and Sundays, and WFWA, Ft. Wayne, at 11:30 pm, Saturdays.


“We’re pleased to be working with the top-notch crew at The Niswonger,” said Executive Producer, Jack FitzGerald. “Our show highlights the songwriter and their stories. We’re pleased to bring the show to Northwest Ohio, where we welcome an enthusiastic audience.”


Songs at the Center is taping its eighth season, and has welcomed John Oates, Rodney Crowell, Janis Ian, Jim Brickman, and Delbert McClinton, among others.

Contact the Van Wert Live Box Office for Free tickets and the opportunity to be part of the session taping (419-238-6722 or The Niswonger Performing Arts Center is located at 10700 State Route 118, Van Wert, OH, 45891. Visit for further details.

Songs at the Center celebrates The Song. The Songwriter. And Their Stories. The show features Songwriting Royalty, as well as other artists you’ll want to get to know better. The series is taped before a live audience, in an interview/performance format, where singer-songwriters sit down with the series creator and host, Eric Gnezda, for a chat and a few songs. 

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